Death toll in Nigeria's Kano rises to at least 178 - Emirates24|7

Death toll in Nigeria's Kano rises to at least 178

Soldiers stand guard with an armoured vehicle on a road at the resumption of a nationwide strike against the removal of fuel subsidies in Lagos. (REUTERS)

The death toll from gun and bomb attacks in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to at least 178, a doctor in its main hospital said on Sunday, making this by far the deadliest attack claimed by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. 

"We have 178 people killed in the two main hospitals," the senior doctor in Kano's Murtala Mohammed hospital said following Friday's attacks, citing records from his own and the other main hospital of Nasarawa. 

"There could be more, because some bodies have not yet come in and others were collected early."   

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